Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. That’s great news for shippers looking to expand their online retail presence in South America. Online retailers in South America have been struggling for years to overcome several obstacles to success, including extensive customs delays, poor transportation infrastructure, and the lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility. South America infrastructure at port and inland.

UASC expands in South America

Logistics Middle East

Dubai-based company signs deal with The Ultramar Group

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Putting Infrastructure on Colombia’s Public Policy Map

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Transportation Colombia investing in infrastructure logistics in Colombia MIT CTL President Juan Santos South America transportationIf Colombia is to realize its vast economic potential, the country must improve the efficiency of its freight transportation systems. But the national and regional government agencies responsible for infrastructure planning and construction lack the knowledge required to achieve the required improvements.

Massive Ransomware Attack Requires Supply Chain Risk Manager's Attention

Resilinc

Last week’s Ransomware attack that impacted more than 300,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling industries in Europe, Asia and South America, should have caught the attention of supply chain risk managers. supply chain visibility supply chain resiliency supply chain risk management proactive risk mitigation impact ransomware aftermath implications action plan

Take a Sip of IoT: Bringing In-Transit Visibility to the Coffee Supply Chain

Tive

Over the past year, Tive has worked closely with coffee importers to help ensure the quality of their beans while in-transit from South America, Africa, or even the South Pacific. In the process, we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get coffee beans from the farm to the roaster. Supply Chain Visibility Tive IoT

PROMAT 2019 is coming. Are you ready?

PINC

ProMat 2019, held April 8-11, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North and South America. The Show. ProMat NextGen Supply Chain Matt Yearling digital yard management warehouse drones

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing.

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UASC adds London Gateway terminal to service

Logistics Middle East

London Gateway reliability sees container terminal added to UASC South America 2 loop

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February. Rates have been stabilizing, but by the time pre-Christmas backlogs are cleared, the Chinese New Year surge will kick in.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19

ToolsGroup

Being able to understand if supply expected from Europe needs to be re-routed and sourced from Asia or South America is important when entire channels become unavailable. With supply chain planning software you can automate the achievement of service levels, even under changing constraints resulting from major disruptions. As COVID-19 continues its malevolent spread around the world, concerns grow regarding the continued impact on supply chains and business continuity.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Europe-South America Atlantic. Europe-South America Pacific. Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%. While prices may continue to climb slightly until the Chinese New Year, expect them to drop back after February 16.

Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. Brazil is located in Eastern South America and borders the Atlantic Ocean as well as the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Brazil also has the third largest manufacturing sector in the Americas. Brazil belongs to Mercosur, the Common Market of the South.

9th Annual Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit USA

EFT

Is Coming: The IoT, machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality are driving us towards full automation, streamlining key processes, speeding up response times and ultimately increasing output Demand-Driven Manufacturing: The new manufacturing ecosystem is demand driven, built to order, and customer c Entire Month Duration: No Region: South America

Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

Soy is now South America’s most traded agricultural commodity – with production soaring in response to growing global demand, largely for soy as an animal feed to keep pace with our appetite for meat, eggs and dairy. The ongoing US-China trade wars will see more soy traders switch to South America. Tropical forests continue to be threatened by rampant agricultural production of key commodities, such as palm oil, sugarcane, and soybean.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

DELMIA Quintiq

We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news. A new customer, a new world record, more awards and recognition, yet another year of continuous profit and growth. Words like ‘restructuring’ carry no taboo here, since it’s always led not to jobs in jeopardy, but the creation of new business and career opportunities for all.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2020

Talking Logistics

although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., Many of the leading ERP and supply. Read more Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2020. The post Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2020 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Monsanto Global Crop Protection Division implements end-to-end supply chain visibility

Supply Chain Movement

The solution is now also being rolled out to Monsanto Crop Protection sites in South America and Asia. Monsanto, an agriculture company, has completed the first phase in the global rollout of the integrated OMP Plus platform for operational planning and scheduling in the Crop Protection Division. This was announced by OM Partners on 28 August 2014. This phase included Crop Protection sites in Europe and the USA and delivered a view of global demand, plan and inventory.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities. As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. . More devastation from different natural disasters seems to have been reported in the last year than we’re typically used to seeing.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

Talking Logistics

Jim Tompkins , CEO of Tompkins International, E-Commerce Trends : Tompkins highlighted various e-commerce trends and stats in Mexico, including the fact that Mexico is the second largest e-commerce market in South America behind Brazil. As I wrote last October, all signs point to Mexico playing a greater role in supply chains , as companies across a variety of industries grow their presence in the country, either manufacturing in Mexico or growing their supplier base there.

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The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

As reported by the BBC: Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. “FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China.

How Much Can We Learn from the Last Super El Niño?

Elementum

A strong El Niño can cause drought in Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America—while inundating North America with rain. That storm was considered one of the more extreme events in North America, and it’s estimated that more than US $2.8B This year’s El Niño might be the biggest one yet. Here’s what can we learn from the most extreme to date, which impacted supply chains from 1997 to 1998. During El Niño, warm water travels further east and disrupts trade winds.

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Asia, better brace yourself for Usagi! He’s not in a good mood…

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, in addition to Southeast Asia, the US company might consider a second manufacturing contract with a company in Ireland, Eastern Europe or South America — wherever the cost per unit is affordable and climate vulnerability may be less intensive. The next big disaster of 2013 could be the Category 5 Typhoon Usagi that is set to hit Taiwan, Hong Kong and China Mainland this Sunday. Don’t be surprised if there are supply chain disruptions.

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Out of Africa

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). Most global multinational companies have a solid base now in South America and Asia, but the race is on for Africa. I spent this week at SAPICS in South Africa. South Africa is uniquely positioned to gain benefit in the race for supply chain modernization of Africa.

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5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

Ford has been around for 100 years and the five main regions of the company (North and South America, Asia, Europe and Middle/Eastern Africa) grew up individually. by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution. He describes the process as a jigsaw puzzle.

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

When the added costs of transportation and inventory working capital impacts are added, there is a solid logic to bringing manufacturing back to North America. Mexico has become more attractive, and many companies are looking at alternative sourcing in Latin and South America. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas

EFT

The company also aims for the distribution centre to serve its international clientele located in Central and South America. The building sits on 94 acres and features 54-foot ceilings and 160 dock doors. Combined, these features will help Malouf provide accurate and efficient order fulfillment and improve its vertical integration capabilities. . Prior to acquiring the property, this facility served as a distribution centre for Toys “R” Us.

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4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

The Cloud Technology Opportunity for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

He held several executive positions with the company in Asia, North and South America. Supply chain technology is becoming mission-critical for global companies. One reason for this is that companies are outsourcing more, in order to raise profitability. 86% of logistics service providers (LSPs) said their shippers increased outsourcing this year over last, according to a recent Capgemini survey.

Supply Chain Design Takes Center Stage at the 2019 Logistic Summit in Mexico

Llamasoft

It was an action-packed event with a number of industry verticals and companies across US, Mexico, Central & South America, representatives from academia, industry consortia, and media in attendance. […]. I just returned from the Logistics Summit & Expo 2019, the largest supply chain event in Mexico with over 2000 attendees and hundreds of more exhibitors.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

To mitigate the investment and production loss in Tianjin, JLR has planned new production centers in continental Europe and South America. China’s Tianjin port suffered a devastating explosion in August which left many manufacturers, insurers and shipping supply chains crippled. We take a look at the lasting consequences. Image credit: Business Today. Cut Downs and Losses. Companies have been cutting down on their profit estimates following the Tianjin incident.

GreyOrange launches 12,000 parcel-per-hour sortation system

EFT

GreyOrange has customer sites located in USA, South America, Europe and Asia. Robotics and warehouse automation company GreyOrange, has launched its latest modular sortation system, designed for modern distribution and logistics centres serving retail, and courier and express companies. The Flexo™ robotics system Flexo can handle up to 12,000 parcels per hour sorting up to hundreds of destinations; including common post and courier items up to 15 kgs (33 pounds).

Robert Walters 2017 Global Salary Survey Trends

Supply Chain 24/7

The Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America, and is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of their geographies and recruitment disciplines